Start: August 24, 2022 12:00 pm
End: August 24, 2022 1:00 pm

Venue: Langside Learning Garden
373 Langside Street Winnipeg

Accessibility: For questions about accessibility and accommodations, please call us at 204-925-3777 or email us

backyard compost bins

Green Action Centre is partnering with the University of Winnipeg and Spence Neighbourhood Association to offer a free workshop on the basics of backyard composting!


Join us at the Langside Learning Garden for info and tips on how to compost at home during this 1 hour workshop. This is also a great opportunity to check out the new space that was established in 2019, which was once a derelict house and empty lot, turned into a community space for learning and collaboration, with gardens incorporating Manitoba plants, Indigenous medicines, pollinator plants, and harvestable plants, such as fruit, vegetables, and herbs.

Did you know that adding organics to the landfill produces methane, a greenhouse gas 25x more powerful than carbon dioxide? By composting, you can produce rich garden fertilizer for free at home, and help save the planet to boot! Composting is an easy-to-learn activity that kids can take part in!

All are welcome! Bring a lunch, and enjoy complimentary drinks and dessert.

For more information

Contact Grace Dixon at


The following topics will be covered:

  • what is composting?
  • why composting is important
  • compost bin selection and where to place your bins
  • what you can and cannot put in your compost bin
  • how to maintain your bins (layering greens and browns, turning/aerating the pile, moisture content)
  • composting in winter
  • common problems and solutions
  • when is the compost finished and ready to harvest?
  • how to use your finished compost


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